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edited by on March 18th 2021, at 16:22

If you are annoyed by the Notification Manager for Adobe Creative Cloud and/or are using VDI and want to get rid of it, use this PS one-liner:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *AdobeNotificationClient* | Remove-AppxPackage -AllUsers
edited by on November 13th 2020, at 16:52
By default, Adobe Reader DC pummels you with all kinds of offers for trial versions and cloud accounts, which can be annoying for yourself and your users. Luckily, it can be turned off through a few well-placed registry keys, as described in the Enterprise Toolkit.

Create the following key(s):HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown\cIPM

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown\cIPM (for 32-bit app on 64-bit Windows)

Create these DWORD-values and set them to zero:bDontShowMsgWhenViewingDoc (DWORD) = 0

bShowMsgAtLaunch (DWORD) = 0

bAllowUserToChangeMsgPrefs (DWORD) = 0

Note that the value for bDontSh  ...
edited by on October 30th 2019, at 12:26

If you're looking for the Group Policy Templates (ADM/ADMX) for configuring Acrobat Reader DC, you can download them from the Adobe FTP:

edited by on January 10th 2018, at 14:28
Internet Explorer 11 has an integrated Adobe Flash Player plugin, but on Windows Server 2016, this plugin is not active by default. In fact, checking the available plugins within IE does not show the plugin as installed. This is because the plugin is not activated by default (which is somewhat logic as it's considered a security risk).

The package containing the plugin does exist on Windows Server 2016 (with GUI) but is not active. You can manually activate the plugin through dism:

dism /online /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Adobe-Flash-For-Windows-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.14393.0.mum"

After adding the package, you will have to reboot for it  ...
edited by on January 29th 2016, at 10:24
When a new user logs on to a computer and they start Adobe Acrobat Standard/Pro for the first time, they will be prompted with a registration window. This may not be something you want for your users, especially not on RDS. Up until version 9, this prompt could be turned off through a registry setting, but this no longer works.

You can however also turn off the registration window through another way, during installation. Unfortunately, this requires you to uninstall and reinstall the software but the result does work perfectly.

If Acrobat is already installed, uninstall it first.

Open a command prompt and navigate to the installation media (or folder).

Perform the installation by using   ...
edited by on September 23rd 2015, at 14:22
By default, opening a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC also displays the Tools Pane, which can be annoying for some. While it is not possible to completely remove the toolbar, you can collapse it, but this gets reset each time some other document is opened. This behaviour can be turned off so the pane remains collapsed when opening other documents.

The setting is found in the Preferences:

in the menu click on Edit → Preferences, or press CTRL + K.

In the Categories list, click on Documents.

Unselect Open tools pane for each document, then click OK.

The very next time you open a document, the pane may still be visible if you haven't hidden it during the previous run, but if you collap  ...
edited by on September 10th 2015, at 14:04
By default, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is set to automatically download and install updates, and the ability to disable or configure automatic updates has been removed. But you can still configure/disable this through the registry in the following key:

Windows x86 (32-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\product name\product version

Windows x64 (64-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Adobe\Adobe ARM\Legacy\product name\product version

Replace product name and product version accordingly. For example: Reader\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1043-7B44-AC0F074E4100}

Under the key, set the Mode DWORD value to one of the following:

0: Do not download or install updates automaticall  ...
edited by on November 28th 2013, at 10:45

A list of full installers for Windows (IE and other browsers), Mac OSX and linux is available here:

It includes EXE and MSI-based installers, as well as profiles for use with SCCM.

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